UCAS code N242
About the course
This 12-month programme is aimed at those students who hold an HND, FdA or Dip HE in retail management (or similar) and who wish to obtain an honours degree. The course provides a unique opportunity to join a university that is renowned for its teaching quality, student achievement and graduate success. Students develop the ability to combine academic knowledge with practical retail management skills, enhancing their effectiveness in the workplace and improving career prospects.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing (or equivalent qualification).
Please contact the course team for specific entry requirements.
For equivalent international qualifications
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Depending on their areas of interest and specific entry qualifications, students are able to study a range of modules that build upon and enhance their previous studies and enable them to become familiar with the key issues involved in the strategic management of this dynamic and highly successful industry. They also choose from a range of optional modules including consumer research, fashion retailing, relationship marketing, licensed retail management and retail consultancy. To graduate with an honours degree students must also undertake a research-based dissertation.
Areas of study
The degree is taught by staff with practical, research and professional experience in retail and management and students experience a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and group activities. They can expect to be in the classroom for approximately 12-15 hours a week but personal research is also required in order to further support their studies. Progress is assessed using a variety of individual and group tasks and students are encouraged to take a critical and analytical approach throughout.
Contemporary Retail Trends
Business Information Systems
Ethical Retailing and CSR
Food Society and Culture
Licensed Retail Management
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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|UK/EU (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|Island Students (Full Time)||9,000 GBP|
|International (Full Time)||10,900 GBP|
Eastbourne is a thriving town which offers traditional seaside attractions, modern nightlife, good shopping and a wide range of sporting activities. It’s one of the sunniest places in the UK.
Our Eastbourne campus is located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, about ten minutes walk from the seafront and 20 minutes from the pier and Eastbourne town centre. Almost 3,000 students are based here.
Living in Eastbourne
Eastbourne’s buzzing university community and compact town gives it a laid back and friendly feel. The town combines the traditional seaside attractions with modern nightlife, a wide range of sporting activities and an exciting arts scene.
The student community in Eastbourne ensures it has a thriving social scene, with dedicated student nights at many of the town’s pubs and clubs. Eastbourne’s expanding nightlife includes trendy cocktail bars, laid-back country pubs and modern nightclubs.
The striking Towner contemporary art museum in Eastbourne features international exhibitions as well as a permanent art collection. Eastbourne's six theatres give you a chance to see West End musicals, touring shows, live music and comedy.
Eastbourne has long been the home of pre-Wimbledon tennis tournaments at Devonshire Park. Eastbourne also hosts an extreme sports festival and the Beachy Head Marathon that takes place across the South Downs National Park.
Dan has been working for the School since February 1999 and during his time has progressed through a number of roles including Marketing and Business Development, and Chair of the Faculty Recruitment and Admissions Group.
Prior to joining the University, Dan worked in account management undertaking a number of projects in client management, market research and communications.
He continues to offer consultancy support to SMEs and local government in the area of marketing communications, market research and client relationship development.
Dan teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including modules in marketing principles, marketing communications and advertising, customer relationship marketing, strategic marketing, public relations and sponsorship and fundraising.
Dan is also a visiting lecturer at Queens University (Canada), the Ecole de Management Normandie (France), the Angell Business School (Germany) and the Ecole de Savignac (France).
He also teaches on the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and is an active member of CIM Sussex.
He is a regular conference presenter and is a Co-Chair of the Academy of Marketing’s Special Interest Group on the Marketing of Higher Education.
He has been published several times by the Association for the Advancement of Relationship Marketing and by the Learning and Teaching Support Network. Dan has a Tourism Management BA(Hons) and a Masters in Marketing.
He is currently working on his PhD investigating the credibility of sources of influence upon a students decision to study in higher education. His other research interests include the credibility and persuasive influence of marketing communications and advertising, higher education marketing, relationship-based approaches to marketing, and the history of marketing.
Dan is also a registered Chartered Marketer.
Prior to working for the university, Harvey worked in a variety of retail store operations and head office roles for national food retailers.
He holds an MA in Learning and Development, an MSc in Food Policy and Postgraduate Certificates in Research Methods and Academic Practice.
Since joining the university he has focused on the ongoing development of our retail courses and food curriculum.
His personal research interests include higher education service quality, food street markets/ pop-up retailing, retail SMEs, retail branding, community food projects, sustainable food supply chains and UK urban agriculture policy.
Harvey has completed a wide range of consultancy activities and in doing so has helped to inform and update our taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Projects include an ‘A’ Rated Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, two national research projects on behalf of the Institute of Customer Service and evaluations for Tourism South East.
He has also worked on a number of short-term projects with a range of regional retail businesses.
Currently he is working in partnership with the University of Sussex on BBSRC funded food and satiety research, developing a community garden on-campus with students and Sussex Oakleaf, expanding the retail offer at Spring Barn Farm near Lewes, and undertaking new product development for hot food vending with Bon Appetit at Crawley.
Chris has been with the university since 1995 when he was charged with establishing the retail marketing degree programme.
Prior to this, he spent 12 years gaining retail management experience with J. Sainsbury PLC which included a number of years as a store manager.
With expertise in course and module design Chris has been an influential addition to the development team. Since 1998 he has been an associate lecturer at Surrey University and was recently appointed as external examiner at the University of Westminster.
Chris's research interests include customer service, service quality and business ethics. Chris has gained an MBA and is currently studying for a PhD. Chris is also involved in a number of key consultancy contracts for the university and works closely with a number of European partners.
Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary for employment in general management as well as more specific retail management. Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of sectors including store management, logistics, merchandising, buying and customer relations.
The academic nature of the degree provides the opportunity for good students to seek an academic career into postgraduate study on MA courses or in research for a PhD or MPhil.